GCC Wealth Insight Report

Welcome to the 2018
GCC wealth insight report

Brought to you by Emirates Investment Bank

As part of our commitment to understanding the region’s High Net Worth Individuals ( HNWIs), Emirates Investment Bank, for the fifth consecutive year, has commissioned an independent survey, which provides intelligence on the collective and economic outlook of HNWIs in the GCC.

KEY FINDINGS:

  • Increased optimism regarding the regional and global economic outlook amongst HNWIs
  • Appetite for investment in GCC Assets remains strong
  • An increased % of HNWIs in the region are looking to preserve wealth rather than focus on growth
  • Investors maintain their conservative approach, as they continue to prefer investing in their own businesses, cash and real estate

The UAE: A contender for global wealth management

Over the past decade, we have witnessed the unabated rise of the UAE’s financial sector, which has evolved from one that services domestic needs to one that is more and more serving the wealth management needs of international HNWIs.

New for this year, HNWIs were asked for their views on the GCC’s appeal as a wealth management hub. From the survey, the UAE specifically stands atop the GCC for wealth management, with nearly half ranking it the single most appealing location.

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